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snow plow prep package?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by snowman91, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. what dose a snow plow prep package consist of? can i just change a few parts and it would be a prep package?
  2. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    On diesel its just a skidplate lol.
  3. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    Depends on what manufacture.... My Ford was just heavier springs, the Fords already come with a bigger amp altenator if it has a/c. Chevy's come with skid plates, I believe, and a bigger altenator. Dodges....I have no clue.
  4. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    There is more to the plow prep than the window sticker lists.
    Heavy duty alt./batt
    skid plate.
    tranny cooler.
    power steering cooler.

    What did I miss:confused:

    options like LSD,
  5. do fords need a plow prep package of its just recommended for plowing and not needed
  6. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    to prep or not to prep

    on fords if you have the time to be selective the plow prep package is a must ! a lot of truck's on the dealer's lot's are the cheapest chassis they can get.
  7. does a truck need a power steering cooler to plow?
  8. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    The answer is no and a automatic transmission does not need to have a cooler.
    you don't need a skid plate, heavy springs or a larger alt eather.

    but it is sure nice to have
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2007
  9. how do i know if a truck has a plow prep package? (on a dodge 2500, f250, chevy 2500, sierra 2500)
  10. m297

    m297 Member
    Messages: 94

    For GM products go into the glove box and look at the sticker in there, if it has the code VYU then it has a snow plow prep package
  11. CNY Plow

    CNY Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 145


    in the glove box code AHD for plow prep; AHC for trailer group.
    160 A alt; 750 A batt; delete tow hooks; trnsfr case skid plate
  12. if i called up a ford service center and gave them a vin # think they could tell me if the truck has a tow package or a plow prep package?
  13. CNY Plow

    CNY Plow Senior Member
    Messages: 145

    Dodge truck discussion

    you're talking about Ford in the Dodge forum...... I guess my Dodge Codes won't help